|Disaster Reports Number 2: Jamaica, St. Vincent, and Dominica (PAHO)|
|III: Summary of practical experiences: Lessons learned|
3.1. No wide-scale outbreaks affecting a majority of the population were detected with the surveillance system.
3.2. The outbreaks that were detected were focal.
3.3. None of the outbreaks was directly due to the disaster but rather to the secondary effects of the disaster.
3.4. All of the outbreaks court have been prevented by adequate disease control measures following the disaster.
3.5. The majority of the outbreaks detected were associated with the disaster relief efforts (food-borne outbreaks in St. Vincent and amebiasis in Dominica.)